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. >> and in boston, a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says we are all in this together. now the work on a second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. an abbreviated version of "world news now." we'll check in live with "nightline" in just a second. for right now it is official. america has rehired the president. he won last night. handling the electoral college, and coming back in january for a second term. so it really was kind of a stunning night here. he really -- and most of the battleground if not all, won, fought back romneyen all of the cases. saw a very gracious concession speech from governor romney. clearly disappointed. went to a raucous scene in chicago with the president. still very much a divided country. look at the electoral college it wasn't close. in the popular vote the was really close. i think the points, come out of this, this was n
much at the headquarters for mitt romney in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes, to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: but in the end, it was not even close. obama won even those outstanding battlegrounds, like virginia, nevada. >> i just spoke with governor romney. and we have battled fiercely. but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: so, george, the question, now, what now? and president obama has said that he will reach out to republican leaders. he wants to meet with mitt romney. he even last night reached out to romney voters. where are some areas of compromise? perhaps tax reform. perhaps immigration reform. we'll see in the days ahead. >> jake tapper,
up with abc news for the presidential raise and we will have our reporters on the ground in boston and chicago, the local races of course as well. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. hope you will join us. >> new york and new jersey bracing for another storm as they try to muddle through the aftermath of sandy. tempers and frustrations are high as drivers deal with long lines for gas. the power is starting to return but hundreds of thousands still without electricity. the new york governor says the state could face a massive housing problem as well. >> officials in fauquier county seeking information from residents about the extent of property damage from hurricane sandy. residents can call this number to report damage if the event, any event rather that a major disaster is declared and they could be eligible for federal assistance. >> the storm is going to have an impact on the transit agency bottom line. the shutdown last monday and tuesday could cost metro millions. the exact total still unknown but much of the money was spent on salaries and
on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. so, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. >> reporter: you were the running mate. was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, gosh. you know, i think -- when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way mitt and ann brought us into the fold. so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it. and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas. we did that. we ran on ideas. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked fun at ryan, a native of jamesville, wisconsin, for failing to help romney win his home state. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feets of strengths in the drawing room. >> hell, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin. >> reporter: so what happened in wisconsin? >> i think we got higher than that. a little bit. janesville has always voted democrat top of the ticket. wisconsin has always voted democrat top of the ticket so we knew it was an uphill battle but still fou
-minute campaign blitz as well. ryan spun by virginia before he heads to boston tonight. >> we are in the press center at the mitt romney headquarters. the rows of reporters, many have come from all over the world to cover this election night. those are the traveling reporters who have been by mitt romney's aside for the past year. he decided he was going to stay on the campaign trail and keep going to get every last voter out to the polls. they are still out on the road campaigning with mitt romney. with little sleep and losing his voice, mitt romney did not take the day off. he was up early to votes in massachusetts. >> i feel great about ohio. >> and then it was off to ohio. meeting up with paul ryan. >> i am so optimistic. optimistic about what is ahead for america. >> paul rice andyan went down to richmond today aboard -- ryan went down to richmond today. this campaign knows they need to get to 270 electoral votes by winning as much close states as possible, including virginia. they have also refocused their fire on pennsylvania, making. spurred the final stop of this campaign day. an exha
on the tarmac at the cleveland airport. ryan attended another event in richmond before heading to boston to watch the returns with mitt romney. >> president obama's former nanny reacting to his victory. the trans gender person was mr. obama's nanny when he was a child in indonesia. she said, i'm very please and had proud. i hope mr. barack can lead better compared to his first term in the presidency. also checking news around the nation, a man long considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of a new york city boy is being released from a pennsylvania prison after serving time on child molestation charges. 6-year-old etan patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his manhattan home for a bus stop. authorities say convicted pedophile jose ramos was considered the prime suspect. a new suspect was charged earlier this year. >> penn state's former president set to be arraigned today on charges he tried to cover up the child sex abuse scandal. graham spanier was charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children. pressures say he conspired to conce
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. as you can imagine it was a bit of a shock. when we didn't win. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked fun at ryan, native of janesville, wisconsin. >> mother sent me to got you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought we would like to see. >> i would like to see him carry wisconsin! >> reporter: the president wins 330-some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so. because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people -- intended or not, we have got divided government. >> reporter: you don't think there is a mandate here? >> i don't. because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it
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